Saying goodbye to a vivid star. Lance Reddick‘s Hollywood colleagues sang his praises as each an actor and a human being after the Wire alum died at 60 on Friday, March 17.
“Acclaimed actor Lance Reddick handed away out of the blue this morning from pure causes,” the actor’s rep mentioned in a press release to Us Weekly on Friday. “He’s survived by his spouse Stephanie Reddick and youngsters Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick. Donations in his reminiscence might be made to momcares.org in Baltimore, his hometown. Lance will likely be tremendously missed. Please respect his household’s privateness at the moment.”
Among the many first to pay tribute to the Maryland native was Wendell Pierce, who starred alongside Lance on the HBO crime drama The Wire.
“A person of nice power and style,” Pierce, 59, wrote through Twitter on Friday. “As gifted a musician as he was an actor. The epitome of sophistication. A sudden surprising sharp painful grief for our inventive household. An unimaginable struggling for his private household and family members. Godspeed my good friend. You made your mark right here. RIP.”
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn chimed in, “Lance Reddick was an extremely good man and an extremely gifted actor. That is heartbreaking. My love goes out to all his household, pals and collaborators.”
Lance was within the midst of a press tour for John Wick: Chapter 4 on the time of his dying, with an look on The Kelly Clarkson Present scheduled for subsequent week. His final social media submit was a carousel of Instagram photographs of him and his canine selling a “full line of @johnwickmovie canine swag.”
The Fringe alum, who married Stephanie in 2011, will seem posthumously in Ballerina, Percy Jackson and the Olympians and White Males Can’t Leap.
Ben Stiller was amongst Lance’s fellow actors who praised his abilities after his dying.
“Lance Reddick was a ravishing and compelling actor. And a ravishing individual. He labored with my mother, Anne Meara, in her play Afterplay, taking part in Raziel —the waiter slash angel of dying. He was beautiful in that and all he did,” the Zoolander star, 57, wrote through Twitter, including, “nothing is misplaced” alongside a coronary heart emoji.
Stephen King, in the meantime, famous that the information of Lance’s passing at “the horribly unfair age of 60” got here as he was “midway by rewatching The Wire.”
The novelist, 75, continued: “Fantastic actor; fantastic man. That is unhappy information.”
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